Louis M. “Mitch” Slay of Philippi, WV passed away Saturday August 15, 2020 at his residence. Mr. Slay was born July 4, 1933 in Georgetown, Mississippi, a son of the late Frank Slay Sr. and Mary Addie (Ashley) Slay. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Frank Slay Jr. and James R. Slay and sister Bula Slay Tisdale.
Mr. Slay is survived by his wife Dolores (Fowler) Slay whom he married September 18, 1970. He is also survived by one son, Karl H. Slay and wife Dawn and two grandchildren, Jaclyn Slay and Colby H. Slay all of Jackson, New Jersey and sister-in-law Emily Slay of Mendenhall, Mississippi.
Mr. Slay served in the Military Service with the US Marine Corp from 1952-1955. He graduated from Rutgers University in 1959 with a BS degree in Electrical Engineering and retired from DuPont Company in 1985 with 29 years of service. Mr. Slay then relocated to WV.
In honor of Mr. Slay’s request cremation will be honored and a private inurnment service will be held at WV National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Animal Friends of Barbour County, PO Box 452 Philippi, WV 26416.